John Howson English, Irish & Scottish Folk Music Collection
Gordon Hall interviewed by John Howson, part 05
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1CDR0014073 (copy of C1034/271)
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John Howson Collection
Gordon Hall's home, Sussex, England, UK
Hall, Gordon, 1932-2000 (speaker, male)
Gordon Hall talks to John Howson about when he first became aware of the Copper family (Sussex family of traditional singers); sings fragments of "Come write me down ye powers above" (Roud Folk Song Index no. 381); talks about his own family songs; why his family never sang "tugging the forelock" songs; working in hop fields with his mother as a child.